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Wow, from no new TV to three new shows in one night. (It would have been 4, but I decided after the first episode that despite the fact that I liked the actors, "Army Wives" was way too soapy for me.)

So, first up,

Anybody else watch Foyle's War? British series, airs in the U.S. as part of "Mystery" on PBS stations? It's about a police detective in a small town in England in the middle of WWII. I have a huge crush on Inspector Foyle, and his driver Sam Stewart is adorable, and I love period series, so I just adore this series. Currently we're in 1942, and a bunch of obnoxious Americans have just arrived to set up an airforce base, and of course get embroiled in a murder investigation. Some of tonight's episode was a little wince-worthy to watch (even the Americans who are *trying* not to be obnoxious, like the officer in charge of the base, do things like start calling people by their first names way too quickly), and I was very sad that Sam got dumped by Foyle's son, but otherwise it was a marvellous episode as usual.



I don't have much to say about this episode of the 4400, except it was an object lesson in "absolute power corrupts absolutely," and I'm rather glad Jordan Collier got rid of the 16 year old overlord if only so that the world is spared the black hoodie becoming everyone's uniform of choice. And I laughed at the revelation that Alanna got sent a hundred years to the past. I do kind of wonder what Maya knows about her mom returning to Seattle--is Diana going to get killed? To be honest, I had forgotten that her sister took the promycin (even though the "previously on the 4400 deliberately reminded us), so my first thought when she got the phone call was that her boyfriend had made her fall for him so quickly by using promycin. I don't actually understand why the show keeps introducing these instant love interests for Tom and Diana if they're just going to vanish after a couple of episodes.



Well, at least I won't have to stay up late on Sunday nights any more! I only started watching "The Dead Zone" after reading some Johnny/Walt slash, and my interest in the show was (a) Walt; (b) the love triangle in all its permutations (I loved reading threesome stories for this show); (c) Johnny/Bruce; (d)the apocalypse. Since they've pretty much gotten rid of all 4 of these in this episode, that's one hour free for me, I guess. I really was devastated that Walt's death turned out to be real, and I can't imagine why they felt the need to kill him off this early in the season, but I see no reason for me to keep watching at this point, especially since it looks like they're *also* getting rid of Bruce AND the apocalypse.

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beck_liz
Jun. 18th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
I only started watching "The Dead Zone" after reading some Johnny/Walt slash, and my interest in the show was (a) Walt; (b) the love triangle in all its permutations (I loved reading threesome stories for this show); (c) Johnny/Bruce; (d)the apocalypse.

Ditto, so much ditto.

Since they've pretty much gotten rid of all 4 of these in this episode, that's one hour free for me, I guess.

Yeah. I haven't removed it from my season recording list yet, but considering that I also disliked the look of the promo for next week, I'm thinking there's no point in keeping it on there.

I really was devastated that Walt's death turned out to be real, and I can't imagine why they felt the need to kill him off this early in the season, but I see no reason for me to keep watching at this point, especially since it looks like they're *also* getting rid of Bruce AND the apocalypse.

Oh, I know. I did a double-take: "Wait, Walt's really dying? Really? No, can't be. Shit, they're really doing it!" And since Bruce is going and there's not going to be an apocalypse anymore (and seriously, could that be any more lame or anticlimactic?), what's the point? Also, I fear that part of the reason they got rid of Walt was so they could legitimately get Johnny and Sarah back together again - with loads of angst, naturally. I'm sure Sarah will find out Johnny knew about Walt's death at some point and there will be badness.

I read somewhere that they knew that least season was really bad so they were doing their best to make it better this season. ... that's better? Eeep.
norwich36
Jun. 18th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Apparently they think their whole fanbase is dying to see Johnny and Sarah get back together? But honestly, that's the part of the show I was least interested in.
arianstarr
Jun. 18th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
Walt's dead!?!?! I'm a season behind (stupid Canadian television stations - thank god S5 is out on dvd now), and god only knows when we'll be getting S6 here. But seriously, really dead!? I'm not sure if I want to cheer or be sad about that.
norwich36
Jun. 18th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he died in the season 6 opener.
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norwich36
Jun. 18th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
Well, the guy behind the apocalypse got killed, and in Johnny's visions the White House is no longer blowing up, so I assume the apocalypse is on hold.

I only started watching the show at the very end of season 3, when according to some folks it had already jumped the shark. It's season 6 now, and the assumption seems to be that they killed Walt to get Sarah and Johnny back together in the final season.
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